Published Jun 19th
Dandelion Salad
Prep 10m Cook - Additional - Ready In 10m
Servings 4 servings Calories 42.5

This is a very good use of all those annoying dandelions growing in your yard. Just so long as you don’t have a dog! Top with your favorite dressing. I prefer hot bacon dressing!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ pound torn dandelion greens
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium bowl, toss together dandelion greens, red onion, and tomatoes
  2. 2 Season with basil, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 42.5
  • Carbohydrate 9 g
  • Fat 0.5 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Protein 2.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 192.1 mg
  • Sugar 2.6 g


  1. I love a simple green salad that allows the flavor of the greens to stand out on their own. I love dandelion greens (they're not for everyone!) & simply adding the onions & tomatoes are more than enough to make a delicious salad. The dried basil is a nice touch and a great subtle flavor - Read more ...
  2. Brought back great memories of my Italian father picking dandelions from the yard! He would saute' in olive oil garlic salt and pepper. I thought it was so weird to eat "weeds" but through him I learned to love them!
  3. I've tried to eat dandelions over and over again - I kept thinking I must be doing something wrong. I first ate them as a child when my mom would pick them from very young plants and make a salad similar to this but with oil and vinegar dressing. I didn't like it then and - Read more ...
  4. Just remember you must harvest the greens before they blossom or the greens will be bitter!!!!!!
  5. Who eats weeds? Were you raised in a shed? Those were my first thoughts when this I first read. But this bizarre bowl of grass it turns out is first class! Fit for a queen in a king-sized bed.
  6. I too grew up eating this. Ours contained hard boiled egg and bacon with a oil and viniger dressing. It is still a rite of spring for me. For those who did not like the bitter flavor - note the greens must be young. Anything that has a flower bud (even small) - it is - Read more ...
  7. I had never eaten dandelion greens before, but on the advice of my brother who is an EXcellent cook, I went for it. I jazzed it up quite a bit because I had heard the greens can taste bitter. So I used grape tomato halves, tossed in some sweet fresh diced mango to complement any - Read more ...
  8. I grew up eating this salad; I loved it then and I love it now. My mom would get up early in the morning to pick the tender leaves from the backyard. She would then make a sweet warm bacon dressing that did a nice job of offsetting the slight bitter flavor of the greens. - Read more ...
  9. I guess a prerquisite would be that you would have to like dandelions. Very bitter.